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Clark County Offers Earthquake Safety Reminders in support of Great Nevada Shakeout

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- On Thursday, Oct. 21, all residents across the state of Nevada are encouraged to review safety procedures on what to do in an earthquake.

The Great Shakeout is a worldwide event that encourages people and organizations to participate in an annual earthquake safety drill.

Participants are being asked to organize "Drop, Cover and Hold on" drills for 60 seconds on Thursday at area schools, businesses, government agencies, homes, and other locations.

Clark County is among more than 540,000 participants registered on the Nevada Great ShakeOut website to take part in the drill this year.

The Great Nevada Shakeout

WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 21 at 10:21 a.m.... Read More

Fewer streets permanently close, part of Downtown Access Project

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- After a five-week street closure study, the Nevada Department of Transportation is recommending to only close three streets rather than the eight originally proposed as part of the future Downtown Access Project.

The Downtown Access Project, located along Interstate 515 (U.S. Highway 95) between Rancho Drive and Mojave Road downtown Las Vegas, is evaluating long-term solutions possibly replacing or removing the 1.6-mile viaduct, fixing on and off ramps located too close together, and adding freeway capacity, among other improvements.

Last March, NDOT announced a public awareness campaign, partially and then fully closing eight streets proposed for permanent closure as part of the Downtown Access Project. The effort allowed NDOT to receive communication directly from those most likely to be impacted by the closures... Read More

I-Team: Nevada Gov. Sisolak cited, found at fault for weekend crash, police say

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Metro police officers believe Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak is at fault for a two-car crash on Sunday that sent him and another driver to the hospital.

Police responded to the collision between the governor’s Lexus SUV and a red sedan shortly before 1 p.m. near Rainbow Boulevard and Russell Road in the southwest valley.

Documents obtained by the I-Team said Sisolak was driving southbound on Rainbow when he pulled into the intersection on a flashing yellow light to turn and another car hit him, police wrote in the crash report. The driver of the second vehicle's name is redacted in the report.

“[Sisolak] said the vehicle behind him beeped the horn to proceed,” police wrote. “[Sisolak] states he pulled forward slightly… and was struck by Vehicle 2.”... Read More

Walker Furniture helping feed more than 15K people

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- Walker Furniture’s Feeding Vegas campaign continues through Oct. 25 with a goal to feed more than 15,000 people.

Walker Furniture is guaranteeing the first 10,000 meals.

For every purchase made during the 45-day campaign, Walker will add two more meals.

“There is a lot to be proud of in our city,” said owner Larry Alterwitz. “But there’s also a lot of need and feeding our community is one of them. No one should go hungry! That’s why we have partnered with Las Vegas Rescue Mission.”

According to feeding America, there are 373,370 people are facing hunger in the state of Nevada, and 122,450 of them are children... Read More

FBI names Brian Laundrie person of interest in murder of Gabby Petito during search update

TAMPA (WFLA) - The FBI announced Wednesday afternoon that Brian Laundrie is a person of interest in the murder of Gabby Petito.

The announcement was made following the discovery of partial human remains in an area of the Carlton Reserve in Sarasota County that had been underwater until recently.

"As you're aware, the FBI and the North Port Police Department and our state and local law enforcement partners have been searching the area of the Carlton Reserve for Brian Laundrie, a person of interest in the murder of Gabby Petito," FBI Tampa Division Special Agent in Charge Michael McPherson said.

Last month, the FBI issued an arrest warrant for Laundrie, who was previously named a person of interest in the homicide investigation of Petito... Read More

NEW: COVID-19 cases continue to decline

Below is the full COVID-19 report for Oct. 19.

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Nevada's COVID-19 metrics for cases, hospitalizations, and deaths continue to decline but the case rate in Clark County is still double where it needs to be before mask mandates can end.

Nevada's test positivity fell from 7.5% to 7.4% in data released today. Clark County's rate dropped from 6.6% to 6.5%. Both are well below the state's goal of 8%.

Case counts statewide grew by 649, and 333 of those cases were reported by Clark County. Nevada reports 18 deaths, with 11 from Clark County.

There was a decrease in hospitalizations statewide from 711 to 675. This is the second time the number of patients has fallen below 700 since early July... Read More

I-Team: Man accused of sexually assaulting boy over 6-year period taken into custody

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Police in Texas have taken a man into custody wanted in Las Vegas for dozens of sex crime charges, records showed.

Ethan Mayne faces four counts of kidnapping of a minor, 16 counts of sexual assault against a child under 14, three counts of sex assault against a child under 16, and two other charges related to alleged incidents between 2014 and 2020, court documents said.

According to police, a father contacted Metro police in February of this year, saying his son had recently told the family about the allegations.

Police allege that Mayne would travel to Las Vegas to visit with the boy, “[renting] rooms at different hotels for the purpose of engaging in sexual acts,” court documents said.

The child’s age was redacted in court documents, but the charges filed against Mayne indicate the alleged sexual assaults began before the child was 14... Read More